Tampa Bay Rays: Five Things We Learned from Opening Week

This team likes each other

Here they are prior to the series against the Baltimore Orioles.

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There is a lot of criticism in the new data-driven world over the value of team chemistry. In many other industries you see the opposite. Businesses value the chemistry and camaraderie believing it makes their employees more productive. We may not be able to attach a number to it at the end of the season but if the Rays succeed could we see a run on the much maligned “good clubhouse guy?”

Here were the thoughts of newly acquired Steve Pearce prior to the season. (Jump to 0:55)

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